Hammond Thomas Cross

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Hammond Thomas Cross
Personal Information
Date of Birth 21 Jan 1903
Place of Birth Leederville, Western Australia
Death 31 May 1987, aged 84
Place of Death Como, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 39 years, 2 months
Description 5'6" (1.68m) tall ; 152lbs
68.946 kg
; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; fair hair ; scar on left hand
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Congregational
Address 'Runnymede', Albany road, Bedfordale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Muriel McClelland Cross
Military Information
Reg Number W67629
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Bombardier
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

During 1930 Hammond married Muriel McClelland Roberts (1903-1952). Muriel died on 14 Feb 1952 in Bedfordale. They had six children.

Electoral Roll entries: 1925 - 1943 at 'Runnymede', Bedfordale, orchardist

War Service

On 22 Mar 1942 in Armadale, Hammond enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps, and was posted to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 8 Sep 1944 he was promoted Corporal, and on 1 May 1945 transferred to the Reserve.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1958 at 'Runnymede' Bedfordale, orchardist; 1968 - 1977 at 21 Oxford street, Kensington, orchardist; 1980 at 29 Gardner street, Como, retired.

During 1962 Hammond married Margaret Amelia MacDonald (1905 - 1992). Margaret died in South Perth on 17 Aug 1992, aged 87.


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